Click the link to listen to the dialogue “No pain, no gain!” and then check the Words & Expressions below
Words & Expressions
All set = ready Ex. “I’m all set. Let’s go!”, said Tony to a friend.
Grand opening = official opening of a new business Ex. Many people were invited for the grand opening of the new store.
Around the clock = without stopping Ex. The marketing team worked around the clock to finish the project on time.
Smoothly = with no problems or difficulties Ex. “So, is everything running smoothly at the plant?”, Mr. Barns asked the plant manager.
Pay off = have profitable results; be worth doing Ex. “I hope all this hard work pays off eventually!”, said Greg to a coworker.
Expansion = the process of making a business grow Ex. “Thanks to our rapid expansion across the country our company has been offering many jobs in several departments,” explained Mr. Jones at the meeting.
Franchise = a right to sell a company’s products or services in a particular area using the company’s name Ex.There are good business opportunities in the franchise world.
Profitable = yielding a profit Ex. “It sounds like a profitable investment. Tell me more about it,” said Ray to a friend.
Franchisee = someone who is granted a franchise to market a company’s products or services in a particular area Ex. “Do you know if that company is looking for franchisees in other areas of the country?”, Neil asked a colleague.
No pain, no gain = one has to work hard to get good results Ex. Mick: It sure takes a lot of physical exercise to be in good shape. Howard: I know! No pain, no gain, right?